Red Sox complete thrilling comeback in walk-off win
Praised all season for their grit, resilience and belief that they are never out of any game, John Farrell came up with a new way to describe the Red Sox after the miracle comeback on Thursday night.
"In a word, magical," said Farrell.
With a sudden surge of momentum, capped by Daniel Nava's walk-off single off the base of the wall in center with one out in the bottom of the ninth, Farrell's team came up with the most thrilling comeback by the home team at Fenway Park since the Mother's Day Miracle of 2007 against the Orioles.
The final score of Thursday night's thriller? Red Sox 8, Mariners 7.
Down 7-1 after seven, this was the first time the Sox won a game they trailed by six as late as the eighth inning since July 3, 1940, a 12-11 win over the Philadelphia Athletics. Before that, you'd have to go back to May 13, 1911, against the Tigers.